Wednesday, May 31, 2017

2017 Sweetwater CyberCamp

Registration form:

Do you have plans for the summer? Be part of the Sweetwater CyberCamp!
The CyberCamp will take place the week of June 12-16, 2017 from 9:00AM to 2:00PM at the following locations:

-Sweetwater High School
-Castle Park Middle School
-Eastlake Middle School
-Montgomery Middle School
-National City Middle School
-Rancho Del Rey Middle School
-Southwest Middle School

Registration is only available for current Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) middle & high school students grades (7th & 11th). Lunch will be provided for the students. Student transportation won't be available -please plan accordingly by selecting a location close to you.

How many spaces are available at each location? Check out the list at the next link:

Why attend the CyberCamp?
Do you have an interest in cybersecurity and computers? Are you a beginner and would like to learn more about securing networks and hardening Operating Systems? The CyberCamp is the perfect first step towards learning more about cybersecurity!

Do I need any special skills or previous knowledge to attend the CyberCamp?
Camp attendees do not need to have any special skill set to participate in the CyberCamp. Some very basic knowledge of computer hardware (knowing how to use a mouse, start a monitor, can identify Windows start button icon, etc.) is helpful but not necessary. A basic English reading level is essential as many individual and group labs and activities are written directives and students must work alone and with small groups to accomplish tasks. The most important skill to possess is the passion to learn and a positive attitude!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Summer Camp at the ARTS Center


If you would like more information about the summer feeding program, please contact the SUHSD
Child Nutrition Services offices at 619-691-5510

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Career Exploration Series - Post Test

Thank you for participating the counseling center Career Exploration Core Curriculum Series!

Please take our post-test found here:

Career Exploration Series - Post Test

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Coming Soon @ ARTS

Special Workshop: Positive Message Art-Making : Friday, May 26th @ 5:30 pm

ARTS Open House: Saturday, June 24th Beginning @ 12 pm

Karlie Garcia | Outreach Coordinator, Americorps VISTA
ARTS | A Reason To Survive
200 E 12th Street | National City, CA 91950 | 619.297.2787 | @AReasonToSurvive | Facebook

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Need to Relax? #WellnessWednesday

The end of the school year can be pretty stressful!

Take a time out. Find a nice quiet place to sit, put on your headphones, and watch one (or two) of these videos to help bring calm to your thoughts and emotions. 

See one of the school counselors if you need to talk!

Have a great day red devils!

2017 WTS Scholarship Opportunities

Please see scholarship opportunity for graduate students, CC students, and graduating high school seniors.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Americas Science and Innovation Summer Camp

The eighth annual Science and Innovation Summer Camp, designed to underscore the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), will host students from countries throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada, and the U.S., who will be selected based on their desire to conduct scientifc research on the environment and climate change or pursue engineering-related careers once they graduate from college.

More information here:

La octava edición del Campamento de Verano en Ciencia e Innovación, diseñado para realzar la importancia de Ciencia, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas (STEM), será anftrión de estudiantes de países a través América Latina, el Caribe, Canadá, y los Estados Unidos, quienes serán seleccionados a base de su deseo de realizar investigaciones científcas sobre el medio ambiente y el cambio climático o instruirse en carreras en el campo de ingeniería una vez que se gradúen de la universidad.

More information here:

Southwestern College - Summer Class Flyer

Monday, May 8, 2017

Skeleton Crew Communtiy Dinner @ ARTS

Join us for a  special Globe for All Tour and West Coast premiere of Skeleton Crew.

By Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg
In Association with MOXIE Theatre

Times are tough in 2008 Detroit, but there’s still one working auto plant. The long hours and demanding shifts have turned the line workers into a family. The firm, compassionate Faye holds them together, and she’s only months away from retiring with her full pension. But when she discovers that management has a new plan, she’s torn between self-preservation and allegiance to her coworkers.

The Old Globe is taking a production off our stage and on the road to share with our San Diego neighbors a funny, engaging, and timely theatrical experience. We’ll have a free
community dinner before the show, theatre workshops for kids ages 5–13, and of course, a great production to enjoy. This production is recommended for ages 13+ due to adult language.

RSVP TODAY by using this promo code ARTS.  You must have a promo code to reserve your tickets.

Limited seating, and RSVP required. Tickets to this special event, including the dinner, production, and kids workshop, are FREE.

Click on the links below to RSVP or copy and paste the link into your browser:

Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m.
Performance and kids
workshops starts at 7:00 p.m.


Hola Tod@s, 

Espero que este mensaje los encuentre bien!  ARTS tendra una obrá de teatro, Skeleton Crew,  que viene del Old Globe de Balboa aquí en nuestro centro el Viernes, Mayo 12. Esta obrá sera gratís y solo necesita reservar su espacio aqui:

**Por favor, de usar este codigo: ARTS

Tendremos cena gratís empezando desde las 6:00 pm. 
Obrá y talleres para niños empiezan a las 7:00 pm
La obrá es recomendada para audiencias de edas 13 en arriba por el contexto. Pero mientras disfruta la obrá, tambien tenemos talleres que los pequeños podrán participar mientras la obrá. Esperamos verlos! 

Espacio es limite, pero si tienen cualquier pregunta o necesita ayuda registrando, por favor de responder a este mensaje. 

Feliz Día! 

Seniors! Interested in making an impact on the San Diego community?

We are excited to have begun the recruitment process for Emerging Leaders Season 5. 

We are looking for 18 to 24 years olds who are creative and innovative risk-takers to be part of a six-month transformative journey in which the cohort will be guided by mentors and be connected to established entrepreneurs and community leaders to implement a project to address an issue facing the San Diego community. The deadline is Sunday, May 14th at 11:59 pm. 

You can find the link to the application here:

For more information, you can visit our website  at 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, Julius Alejandro at (619) 780-5788 or 

UCSD School of Medicine Health Sciences Mentor Assistance Program (MAP) for High School Students

The UCSD San Diego Supercomputer Center and the UCSD School of Medicine Health Sciences Division is once again offering the Mentor Assistance Program (MAP) for High School Students

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018
Student Application Period: May 1- June 4, 2017

UC San Diego’s Mentor Assistance Program (MAP) is a campus-wide program that engages high school students through a mentoring relationship with an expert from a vast array of campus disciplines and departments. MAP’s mission is to provide a pathway for student researchers to gain access to UCSD faculty, postdoctoral fellow and staff mentors in their own area of interest to complete a research project (i.e. independent study, class projects or Science Fair projects). MAP is an opportunity for students to take the first step into a potential career path, allowing them to build an early foundation for success in their academic and research career.

The program reaches out to all students and makes an effort to reach out to underserved students who are seeking mentors to guide them with their research and career interests. We strive to recruit mentors from across campus who work in fields as varied as aerospace and psychology to athletics and bioinformatics. Students refer to the MAP website for mentor bios and research interests and through an online application process request to be paired with a mentor who best matches their research interest and career goals. By volunteering 2-4 hours per week during the school year, the program allows students to become familiar with a particular lab or work place from fall of this year through spring of next year. Such an experience is often very difficult for an underserved student to obtain and this program attempts to bridge that gap.

For complete information about the MAP program and to access the online application, please visit

For questions, please contact Ange Mason of the San Diego Supercomputer Center ( or Kellie Church of the School of Medicine (